Translab4: Translation and Labour is organized by Alexa Alfer and Cornelia Zwischenberger. The symposium will be held on-site only at the University of Westminster, London, UK on the 6th and 7th of  July 2023.

Important dates

  • Symposium: 6 - 7 July 2023
  • Registration: 1 May - 15 June 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2023
  • Extended submission deadline: 18 April 2023
  • Submission deadline: 3 April 2023


University of Westminster

309 Regent St., London W1B 2HW, United Kingdom


Alexa Alfer

Alexa first joined the University of Westminster in 2002 and is Principal Lecturer in Translation Studies and Course Leader for the MA Specialised Translation and MA Translation and Interpreting. Educated at Berlin, Dublin, and London, Alexa's background is in English and German Literature. In addition to her academic work, she has many years of experience as a professional translator and editor, specialising in academic translation (literary criticism, philosophy, art, art history, history of medicine). From 2007 to 2009, Alexa also held a part-time Research Assistantship with the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University, where she contributed her translation criticism expertise to a research project on the intersections of literary and medical discourses in the works of Thomas Mann. She is also co-founder, with Steven Cranfield and Paresh Kathrani of the Westminster-based Translaborate research group. The Translaborate group is now run by Alexa together and Cornelia Zwischenberger (University of Vienna).

Cornelia Zwischenberger

Cornelia Zwischenberger is Professor in Transcultural Communication at the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. Prior to her appointment as professor at the University of Vienna in March 2020, Cornelia Zwischenberger held a professorship in Translation Studies at the University of Graz in Austria. Professor Zwischenberger has published numerous contributions on both Translation and Interpreting Studies. She is co-editor of the scholarly book series Transkulturalität – Translation – Transfer, published by Frank & Timme in Berlin.

Cornelia Zwischenberger’s current research focuses on the use of the translation concept beyond Translation Studies from a transdisciplinary/transcultural perspective and on online collaborative translation as a prototypical form of transcultural communication. She is the leader of the research group Transcult.com. Professor Zwischenberger’s current research also revolves around scientific‑theoretical questions such as the use of the appropriate concepts to narrate the evolution of the Translation Studies discipline.